Topic: In the News

Styrofoam Collection Up and Running

Posted on October 4, 2017 by - Environmental Tips, In the News

The Environmental Defenders is pleased to announce a second location for Styrofoam collection with the reopening of the site at Algonquin Public Works at 110 Meyer Drive (oepn 24 hours a day). We thank the Village of Algonquin for partnering with us and also Algonquin Township Highway Department for reopening of that site at 3702 Highway 14 in Crystal Lake (open Mon-Fri., 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) We encourage the public to reduce Styrofoam use and to recycle what clean Styrofoam they do have by dropping it off at our two locations or at our monthly recycling drives.  Other locations will be opening by end of year.  Thank you to U-Haul, Chicago Logistic Service and Dart Company for their partnership in helping to keep Styrofoam out of landfills and out of our environment.

2017 Scholarship Winners

Posted on August 10, 2017 by - In the News

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County’s Education Committee, chaired by Mary Forni, is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s environmental scholarships. Sheridan Taylor (left) and Paige King (right) are the recipients of $1,000 Environmental Defenders’ Scholarships for their volunteer work in the area of environmental stewardship and volunteerism. Sheridan, a graduate of Cary-Grove High School will be attending the University of South Carolina to study environmental science/marine ecosystems and Paige, a graduate of Johnsburg High School, will be attending the University of Montana to study wildlife biology.  Both young ladies are members of The National Honor Society and between them volunteered at The Hollows, Volo Bog and Pioneer Fen.

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2017 Environmental Scholarship Application Now Available!

Posted on March 24, 2017 by - Community Events, In the News

Environmental Defenders of McHenry County Offering  Two $1,000 Scholarships

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is offering two Entering College scholarships of $1,000 each to two outstanding high school seniors planning to pursue careers  related to environmental studies. To be eligible, the applicants must reside in and attend high school in McHenry County, have a respectable GPA, two letters of recommendation, plan to attend an accredited college or university, and complete an application, which is available online and at the EDMC office.

The application and accompanying documents are due in the EDMC office no later than April 24, 2017.

The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County is a non-profit member organization celebrating its 47th year of dedication to the preservation and protection of the environment, and education of the public.

2017 Scholarship Application